Geophysical Information For Teachers (GIFT) Workshops

K-12 and Informal Educators: Register Now for GIFT 2015! Registration is FREE!
To register for the GIFT Workshop, simply register for the AGU Fall Meeting and indicate that you are a K-12 Educator. Then, select the GIFT Workshop (Days 1 and 2 are selected separately). Note that you will have to upload a copy of your teaching credentials or a letter verifying your employment as a K-12 educator in order to complete the registration process.

The 2015 GIFT Workshop will be held on December 14th and 15th in San Francisco, Ca. Check out the six new presentations that will be featured at this year’s meeting. From natural resources to space science to climate change – this year’s GIFT Workshop will continue to cover a spectrum of topics.


GIFT workshop.About the GIFT Workshop

Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free. AGU collaborates with the National Earth Science Teachers’ Association (NESTA) to run GIFT workshops at Fall Meeting. The materials from GIFT 2014 are available here. These include presentations, classroom activities, and other resources. Check out our LEARN videos, which depict the hands-on activities from the workshop.

Dr. Michael Wysession, a writing team leader for the Next Generation Science Standards, shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with educators at the 2013 GIFT Workshop.



Read more about GIFT in our Eos article

GIFT Elsewhere

EGU also holds GIFT workshops. Resources including presentations and video are available here.